Baby Lima Beans (Butterbeans)

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 pounds baby lima beans, fresh in the shell, or one 10-ounce package, frozen

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper


  1. Shell the beans and wash thoroughly. Put 2 cups water and the salt in a medium saucepan and add the beans. Cook the beans until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain the liquid and add the butter. Sprinkle lightly with the black pepper before serving.

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